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Ontario’s new government puts the brakes on farm funding

3 weeks ago
Ernie Hardeman has been on the job less than a month and farmers have plenty of questions for Ontario’s new minister of agriculture. One question many are asking is what’s happening with Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP) funding? RealAgriculture’s own Lyndsey Smith submitted a funding application back in May and waited patiently through the 45-day business... Read more »
RealAgriculture News Team

EU’s top court rules new biotech techniques are GMO

3 weeks ago
A ruling by the European Union’s (EU) top court states that food produced by a series of new biotechnology breeding techniques, such as CRISPR, should be considered genetically modified organisms (GMO). This ruling means the specific food or food ingredient resulting from these gene-editing techniques falls under the EU’s strict regulations and restrictions on GMO. Any... Read more »
RealAgriculture News Team

RealAg Radio, July 25: Ontario’s new ag minister, divide-and-conquer trade deals, and $12 billion for American farmers

3 weeks ago
Today’s RealAg Radio episode is right full of some pretty interesting chats — host Shaun Haney asks Lyndsey Smith to fill in for the top news segment while Kelvin Heppner is on holidays. Of note today, Haney and Smith talk wheat exports, carbon tax tag-teaming, billion dollar payouts and more. Also on today’s show, you’ll... Read more »
RealAgriculture News Team

Turn right: Re-thinking grain cart design

3 weeks ago
Grain carts have traditionally been built to unload on the left side to avoid having the cart auger contact unload augers on combines, which are also mounted on the left side. But there’s a benefit to right-side unloading that has led many farmers in Australia to switch sides and a Manitoba-based manufacturer to introduce right-side... Read more »
Realag Machinery Insider

Familiar name in trade set to lead Canada’s Hemp Trade Alliance

3 weeks ago
The Canadian hemp industry is growing quickly and with that comes more responsibility when it comes to the getting hemp to market. At the latest International Pacific Rim hemp conference, the Canadian Hemp Trade Alliance (CHTA) announced Ted Haney as its new executive director. Well known across many agricultural sectors, Haney most recently established an... Read more »
RealAgriculture News Team

Soybean production creeping up in The Netherlands

3 weeks 1 day ago
The Netherlands, with its moderate climate, may seem like an odd place to grow heat-loving soybeans. But just a few decades ago, that’s what people said about Ontario, too – and soybeans have become the province’s major field crop, expected to top three million acres this year. That kind of acreage is not in the... Read more »
Owen Roberts

CSTA welcomes Todd Hyra as its new president

3 weeks 1 day ago
The Canadian Seed Trade Association (CSTA) welcomed their new president, Todd Hyra, this past month. As the presidency term only lasts for one year, Hyra says the nice part is that you still get to see projects you’re passionate about go forward as you’re part of the board two years leading up as vice president... Read more »
RealAgriculture News Team

More seed protection for soybeans pending registration

3 weeks 1 day ago
Syngenta Canada has applied for registration of Fortenza insecticide in soybeans. The diamide insecticide is currently used in corn, and the company has submitted trial data to demonstrate its effectiveness for wireworm, seed corn maggot, and European chaffer control in soybeans. Last week, Syngenta agronomic services manager Chris Denys told those attending the Crop Masters tour... Read more »
Bernard Tobin

Trucker shortage threatens agricultural trade flows

3 weeks 2 days ago
Agriculture requires the transportation of goods via highway, water, and rail across North America.  When it comes to challenges, the rivers in the U.S. and railways in Canada tend to get much of the media coverage, but what about the trucking industry? At first thought about the issue you might suspect that quality of the... Read more »
Shaun Haney

Corn School: Ethanol powers the Honda Indy

3 weeks 2 days ago
Why is ethanol important to agriculture, the environment, and consumers? On this episode of the Corn School, RealAgriculture’s Bernard Tobin travels to the Honda Indy in Toronto for a firsthand look at how Ontario grain farmers are reaching out to consumers to increase understanding of biofuels and the role farmers play in powering cars in the... Read more »
RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

What’s behind recent strength in the Canadian dollar?

3 weeks 2 days ago
On Friday, the Canadian dollar rose nearly a cent relative to the U.S. dollar. The sudden ‘strength’ came from a couple of sources. First, more confidence that the Bank of Canada will continue the path gradual rate hikes; second, a weaker U.S. Dollar. Recent Canadian economic data warrants the Bank’s outlook for gradual rate increases.... Read more »
Matthew Pot

RealAg Radio slides into new time slot on Sirius XM

3 weeks 2 days ago
The Rural Radio lineup is going through a bit of a shake-up this week, and we don’t want our loyal RealAg Radio listeners to miss us! Starting Thursday, July 26th, RealAg Radio’s 60 minute program will move from 4 pm to 4:30 pm eastern on Sirius XM Rural Radio Channel 147. “RealAg Radio is proud... Read more »
RealAgriculture News Team

USDA Cattle on Feed report hints at need for continued consumer demand

3 weeks 2 days ago
The latest USDA Cattle on Feed report shows once again that the “wall” of cattle was not an unreasonable description. Thankfully, sustained consumer demand has helped greatly. The June report met expectations and further confirms what a bulk of analysts have been talking about the entire 2018 marketing year. Anne Wasko, with Gateway Livestock Exchange... Read more »
Shaun Haney
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